intrleavsa

Purpose

Interleaves the rows of two string arrays that have been sorted on a common column.

Format

y = intrleavsa(sa1, sa2, ikey)
Parameters:
  • sa1 (NxK) – String array 1
  • sa2 (MxK) – String array 2
  • ikey (scalar integer) – index of the key column the string arrays are sorted on.
Returns:

y (LxK string array) – combined string array.

Examples

// Create first string array
string db_one = { "adams" "rebecca" "CO",
          "zowleski" "larry" "WI",
          "jones" "zoe" "MO",
          "harrison" "mike" "CA"};

// Sort first string array
db_one = sortc(db_one, 1);

print "First sorted string array " db_one;
print ;

// Create second string array
string db_two = { "yamhill" "jennifer" "WA",
           "ryan" "amy" "AZ",
           "davis" "sarah" "MI",
           "smith" "donald" "FL" };


// Sort second string array on surnames
db_two = sortc(db_two, 1);

print "Second sorted string array " db_two;
print ;

// Interleave both string arrays

// Define string arrays to interleave
sa_1 = db_one;
sa_2 = db_two;

// Define column to merge on
ikey = 1;

// Combine string arrays
db_total = intrleavsa(sa_1, sa_2, ikey);

print "Combined string arrays" db_total;

The output from this reads:

First sorted string array
           adams          rebecca               CO
        harrison             mike               CA
           jones              zoe               MO
        zowleski            larry               WI

Second sorted string array
           davis            sarah               MI
            ryan         jennifer               AZ
           smith           donald               FL
         yamhill              amy               WA

Combined string arrays
           adams          rebecca               CO
           davis            sarah               MI
        harrison             mike               CA
           jones              zoe               MO
            ryan         jennifer               AZ
           smith           donald               FL
         yamhill              amy               WA
        zowleski            larry               WI

Remarks

The two string arrays MUST have exactly the same number of columns AND have been already sorted on a key column.

This procedure will combine them into one large string array, sorted by the key column.

Source

sortd.src

See also

Functions intrleav()